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The White-chuck Glacier retreated slowly
from its advanced Little Ice Age position
until 1930, while rapidly thinning. Thus,
prepared it began a rapid retreat in 1930.
This rapid retreat culminated in the total
disappearance of the north branch of the
glacier in 2001.

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The glacier has lost…

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Located in north-western Alps, 15 km away from the border to Italy and Switzerland.
The valley is dominated by Mont Blanc, 4808m high, the tallest mountain in Europe.
Resident pop of 10,000 is boosted to 100,000 a day in summer and 60,000 in winter.
It has been…

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Winter Attractions Summer Attractions
1) Skiing/Snowboarding: Beautiful scenery Mer de Glace: An incredible sight-seeing spot
and lush slopes, cable cars and cog railways for tourists to view the glacier and the valley it
provide easy access. has carved through.

2) Cross Country Skiing: As its becoming more Ice cave: A…

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Tomorrow's Valley: brings together people from local communities and plans for sustainable
management (long-lasting, environmentally friendly developments):
o Burying networks underground (for safety and sight).
o Renovating and preserving historical buildings.
o Preserving the environment, e.g. maintaining footpaths and cleaning rivers.
o Minimising tourist impact on the landscape, by re-planting…

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Overuse of slopes can damage natural vegetation that takes years to recover, and mountain
biking can create gullies, which can be enlarged by rain to form scars on the landscape.
Increasing levels of pollution (air, noise, visual) can lead to a loss and appeal and attractiveness to
the area which…


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